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Eldrazi Control
Pioneer

08 Jul by eddietheintern

There are a couple directions I think Grixis can go in Pioneer. One is a version meant to take advantage of the extremely powerful Draconic Roar, which I'm workshopping over at Grixis Dragons v2. Another is this hard control list, sort of a version of Legacy Grixis control in Pioneer - aft...

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ARTISAN(Pioneer)_BOROS Legion
Pioneer

31 May by ChrizzlyBear

INTRO: Come sing with me!!!- What do you do with a drunken GD (Game developer)?- What do you do with an expensive game? We fucking take their own formats and break down the costs and still have fun. That's what we doThese ARTISAN(Pioneer) decks are meant for being payed with friends who are fed...

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Tamiyo Spirits
Pioneer

26 May by eddietheintern

I tend to prefer building decks that are mostly or entirely my idea, or something original I come up with with a friend. That being said, when I see one card that I think would be super sick in an established archetype (a la my Crag Cycle list), it's almost even more fun to see how it can ...

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3 Scales
Pioneer

08 May by Coorow

As a lover of Artifacts I've found Hardened Scales Affinity decks to be an incredibly fun experience, it is one of the few archetypes that doesn't rely on spamming Planeswalkers or two card instakill combos to win. Even though the Companion rule changes have reduced the effectiveness of Lurrus, this...

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Yorion Blue
Pioneer

19 Apr by eddietheintern

OVERVIEW: This is my attempt at a mono-blue aggro-tempo list that wants to take advantage of Yorion, Sky Nomad in Pioneer! I admit, my first reaction when I saw the card was skeptical, but after thinking it over I actually think it slots pretty well into my favorite archetype in Pioneer, blue tempo....

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Anti-Aggro Burn
Pioneer

28 Mar by eddietheintern

This is a refinement of the first deck I ever built for Pioneer, just a week or so after the format was originally announced (which, coincidentally, was right when I was getting back into Magic for the first time in a few years). I vaguely remembered pulling Soulfire Grandmaster in a random pack of ...

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Gitrog Presence
Pioneer

25 Mar by eddietheintern

This is a really nice example of an archetype I like to call "soft combo." A hard combo deck will try to win in only one or two explosive turns with an alternate win-con, an infinite combo, or overwhelming damage, but a soft combo deck is fine with spreading the hurt out over time, as long as it sti...

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Jeskai Sigarda's Combo
Pioneer

11 Mar by Accipitrade

Not sure why my hover links didn't work, but I'm not going to remove them so you'll just have to pretend they're there. Sorry, and thanks! A flexible combo deck that plays aggro-ish, attempting to stick a creature (or multiple) that can eventually swing at the opponent for big chunks of damage by ex...

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Affinity Blade
Pioneer

04 Mar by Coorow

Just a quick disclaimer before getting into it. I don't think this is a very meta competitive list and unless you already own all the most expensive cards in this deck I wouldn't recommend buying them specifically to make this deck unless you've got a large amount of extra cash. That said I think it...

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Flash Blink Blue
Pioneer

25 Feb by eddietheintern

Who you are constantly runs toward who you will be.  Mirror Mockery is on one level just another bulk rare with great art from one of Magic's best (relatively) recent blocks. It's an adaptable two-drop - at once an answer to attackers, a removal option against aggressive decks, and an engine to...

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Jeskai Creativity
Pioneer

24 Feb by Atramhasis

So this is a bit of a weird one, but it is building off a 5-0 list I saw recently trying to use Birth of Meletis and Pirate's Pillage as ways to play Indomitable Creativity and win the game with it. I've tweaked the list to make it Jeskai for a number of reasons. First, I decided I like the combo of...

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Tragedy of the Realms (Abzan Sagas)
Pioneer

26 Jan by NineTenths

 In-Progress Writeup, but I figured it's better than nothing. - - - - - Abzan Sagas (or Tragedy of the Realms as I like to call it), is a deck focused on utilizing Sagas to accrue value and control the opponent's resources and board state. This is accomplished with a mix of efficient sagas (Els...

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Feather Pioneer 1k 1/12/2020
Pioneer

12 Jan by kit

I placed 4th at a local 1k event with this list. Proof here: https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=24362&d=370164&f=PI 19 players, went 4-1 in the Swiss and 1-1 in the top 8. The two games I lost were to the same UW control deck that was played by 3 different people (they were on a team, and there...

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$40 Dredgeless Dredge
Pioneer

29 Dec by unicornturtle

Dredgeless Dredge Grisly SalvagePrized AmalgamNarcomoeba Today, we are looking at a really good deck. Recently, this deck has been preforming pretty good at tourneys. I would say that some of the most important cards are Grisly Salvage, Gurmag Angler, and Prized Amalgam. ----------------------------...

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Thassa, God of Value
Pioneer

23 Dec by eddietheintern

VALUE! VALUE! VALUE! They oughtta start calling this game "Versatility: The Gathering," what with all the variety the cards here bring to the table. Siren Stormtamer, Merfolk Trickster, Thassa, God of the Sea, and Master of Waves can, with a little luck, come out perfectly on curve, and with a Caval...

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BG - Soulflayer
Pioneer

17 Dec by gidralabs

Black / Green Soulflayer Soulflayer Soulflayer - The main wincon in the deck. Uses Delve mechanic to exile cards from graveyard to pay for 1 colorless mana in its casting cost. You will always need, at minimum: 2 black mana and 4 cards in the graveyard to play this using Delve. You can also cast th...

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[Budget/Pioneer] Selesnya Heroic
Pioneer

09 Dec by Cratuss

Introduction Hi!  this is my first Pioneer deck. Actually.. it once was a standard deck to the time of the Theros block and it worked so god damn well that i thought i transform it into a pioneer deck to be able to play it again.  Why Selesnya? The Most popular heroic based decks are Boros...

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Jeskai Control
Pioneer

03 Dec by Atramhasis

Building off the recent 5-0 lists that have been having success on MTGO and in the PTQs, this is the build of Jeskai Control that I have been having a fair deal of success with at my LGS. Why Jeskai over straight Azorius? The main reason I am doing so is to have access to Possibility Storm out of th...

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Pioneer Grixis Control
Pioneer

27 Nov by Haythem

Grixis Control (Jan 2020 Build)   I built this to take advantage of some of the more powerful control cards and non-creature spells available to play in the format. I normally play some kind of control deck and normally gravitate to Esper, but I've played this deck the last few weeks, had prett...

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Jeskai Possibility Storm
Pioneer

26 Nov by Atramhasis

As I was brewing up Jeskai Control with a singleton copy of Possibility Storm for the lock with Teferi, Time Raveler, it made me think suddenly "why not just go all in on Jeskai Possibility Storm and play the combo in that?" So here we are! This is the same basic Possibility Storm combo, using an ad...